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Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad

136 E. Main St., Milford, NY 13807, Cooperstown, NY
607-432-2429
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Ranked #4 of 5 Activities in Cooperstown
Type: Scenic Railroads, Tours
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: Owned and operated by the Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society and Leatherstocking Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, this... more » Owner description: Owned and operated by the Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society and Leatherstocking Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, this scenic railroad features vintage cars, steel-truss bridges and a restored Milford (N.Y.) depot as a destination. « less
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Albany, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My friend and I decided to ride the rails and hopefully enjoy good food, and entertainment. What we discovered was excessive drinking, cigarette smoke, and pipes of pot being passed around stinking up the air while we tried to listen to the band!!!! People were hitting the bar car hard and carrying four to five cans of beer with them... More

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Cooperstown, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Maybe something children might enjoy. Very pricey for a slow train ride from it's origin, then back to it's origin. Went on here twice. Once with a class trip and once with a friend. Too loud outside for a conversation. Perhaps more enjoyable for a tourist wanting to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage that Upstate has to offer. Will not... More

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Albany, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Yesterday a group of friends organized a superb outing on The C&CV riding the Ice Cream train north from Milford Depot. The railroad folks very generously loaded twelve canoes and kayaks on their flatbed and then let us off the train just south of Cooperstown. We put the canoes and kayaks in the river and paddled back down to a... More

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Albany, NY
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

First of all, I would like to start by thanking the staff of the railroad for being so incredibly accommodating in light of our special request. Ours was not an ordinary ride. For years my husband has wanted to canoe down the Susquehanna River; it starts at the south end of the lake. After doing some research he wondered if... More

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MASSAPEQUA PARK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We missed the fall foliage the weekend we took the train. It was a pumpkin patch train which was fun. They provided free snacks (apple cider and cider cookies) and you could purchase snacks too. This train was a working train in the 1950's-1960's (I think). The staff on the train are all volunteers and we had a nice time... More

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
52 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We had looked at the website and decided to take the train ride, but did not see how long the ride was. We were looking forward to the scenic ride, but did not realize it was going to take 2 1/2 hours to go back and forth to Cooperstown - 8 miles one way. There were several windows on board... More

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New Milford, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Our 3rd Blues Express in September, which was the last for 2012 was as memorable and fun as ever with the band and staffing excellent hosts as usual! It is such a unique experience that we are willing to stay and make a weekend of it in the Cooperstown area. This is an ADULT activity...LOL!

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Cooperstown, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

I went on a blues train ride and it was one of my best nights in cooperstown. The live band played on a outdoor train car so we danced under the stairs. There was a bar and a place to buy snacks and pizza. My friends and i had a great night.

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

My family and I were wrapping up our Summer vacation by going to a Binghamton Mets game and to the MLB Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. While looking for things to do around the area, I found the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Rail Road!!! So, I planned a train ride, since my son is a huge fan of trains!... More

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oneonta, ny
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2009

DO NOT go on this tour unless you have children under age 8. If you do, be sure to bring ear plugs and purrell, as there will be a bunch of screaming yelling little kids. also be sure to eat before you go on the ride, because the food is geared towards little kids.

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